Helping Youth Cope with Perceived Racism, Prejudice and Bias
In this Webinar:
Adolescence is a developmental period where youth explore and begin to understand their identity and racial identity. However, for many youth, their interpersonal experiences of racism, prejudice and bias can be quite disorienting. In this training, attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences of working with youth and learn strategies that may be helpful for youth to navigate a culturally complex world, while decreasing negative physically, emotional, and psychological outcomes. Participants will learn strategies to discuss these topic areas with youth, and how to support youth to cope with complex cultural issues in developmentally appropriate ways.
Objective 1:Individuals will be able to identify different types of racial stress and trauma and the impact on youth mental health.
Objective 2: Attendees will be able to define implicit bias, reflect on their individual implicit bias(es), identify ways that implicit bias(es) may show up in settings that directly negatively impact youth.
Objective 3: Individuals will be able to identify a minimum of 3 specific strategies for addressing racial stress and trauma and reducing implicit bias in the classroom, and learn strategies to discuss current events, race, racial discrimination, and racial trauma with youth.
About the Presenters
Dr. Danielle Busby is the Vice President of Professional Relations and Liaison at Black Mental Wellness, Corp. Dr. Busby is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Michigan and in the state of Texas. Currently, Dr. Busby is an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. In this role, she primarily serves youth and families through the Trauma and Grief Clinic and is in the early stages of developing a clinic specific to youth depression and suicide prevention. Dr. Busby’s research is centered on examining barriers to mental health service use, specifically among Black college students who are at an elevated risk for suicide. Additionally, she has led and contributed to scholarly articles and research presentations on child trauma, youth suicide prevention, racial discrimination among Black youth, and the psychological effects of neighborhood stressors; such as, community violence exposure among African American adolescents.
About Black Mental Wellness
The mission of Black Mental Wellness, Corp. is to provide access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community. Learn More
Continuing Education Information
This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. A link to purchase CE credits will be provided to all Webinar registrants.
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed any accompanying reading assignment, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.
Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.
Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2012-April 15, 2015. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 1.5 live or 2 homestudy continuing education (clinical, social work ethics) clock hours in participating in this course.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
Note: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.